Tag - ota



The area along the Tama River where a suitcase containing the body of Tadayuki Hara was found.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 14, 2024
Five suspects accused of murder after body found near Tokyo river
The new warrants allege that the five suspects conspired to strangle the victim in an apartment in Tokyo's Ota Ward last December.
The creator of "hanetsuki gyōza" is Isao Yagi, and his restaurant, Nihao, can be found right on the border of Tokyo and Kawasaki in Ota Ward.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 14, 2024
How ‘winged’ gyōza took flight from a Tokyo suburb
I mistakenly thought these crispy delights had been around for as long as “gyōza” themselves, but their creator is alive and cooking today.
Firefighters near the building that was burned, near Omori Station in Tokyo on Sunday.
Feb 4, 2024
Fire near train station in Tokyo halts key transportation corridor
According to JR East, services on the Keihin Tohoku and Tokaido lines were suspended for about three hours after the fire broke out shortly past 10 a.m.
Haneda Innovation City, a new business hub near Tokyo's Haneda Airport, held its grand opening on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 16, 2023
Haneda’s new business hub holds grand opening
While Tokyo has a number of business hub facilities, Haneda Innovation City's proximity to an airport makes it unique.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2023
Paul Jacoulet: The vibrant worldview of an eccentric expatriate
Raised in Tokyo from a young age, the French artist embraced the life of a Japanese creative and sought to reflect the world as he saw it — in all its colorful glory.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 10, 2023
Suspect arrested after junior high school boy stabbed in Tokyo's Ota Ward
The 13-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital, but his injuries appeared not to be life-threatening.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2023
New developments seek to turn Haneda Airport area into major business hub
Haneda Airport Garden and Haneda Innovation City are part of an attempt to draw new companies and visitors to the area around the Tokyo airport.
Japan Times
Jan 7, 2023
Ukiyo-e art brings Chinese literary heroes to life
The new exhibition at the Ota Memorial Museum of Art showcases playful renderings of rogues and warriors from historical stories.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2022
Gifu festival featuring actor Takuya Kimura draws huge crowd
The Gifu Nobunaga Festival went off mostly without a hitch, although three women had to be taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 22, 2022
Kazuya Fujita and Taishi Ota lead BayStars past Tigers
Fujita and Ota were both signed as offseason free agents after they were cast off by the Pacific League's Rakuten Eagles and Nippon Ham Fighters, respectively.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 21, 2022
Gregory Polanco and rookie Taisei Ota clinch Giants win
Polanco, in his first season in Japan after eight years with the Pirates, doubled home Yoshikawa and Sakamoto, capping off Yomiuri's three-run eighth to make it a 4-3 game.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2021
Teenager Natsu Ota becomes Japan's youngest pentathlon champion
The 14-year-old, who is aiming for a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics, overcame London Olympian Shino Yamanaka during the laser run to finish with 1,388 total points.
Japan Times
Sep 11, 2021
Utagawa Kuniyoshi: When censorship strikes, art gets playful
Ota Memorial Museum of Art's two-part exhibition of the woodblock print artist's works reveals his impish sense of humor.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 22, 2021
Excitement building as Tokyo Paralympics draw near
The 2020 Games will begin with Tuesday's opening ceremony at the National Stadium and competition will start at various venues the following day.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 21, 2021
Couple sues Japanese government for not recognizing gender transition
Tokyo's Meguro and Ota wards have refused to recognize a woman's gender transition due to the legal status of same-sex marriages in Japan.
Japan Times
May 31, 2021
Australian Olympic softball team takes off for Tokyo
The team is set to become the first group of Olympic athletes to arrive in Japan for the Tokyo Games.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB Preview
Mar 26, 2021
Six players to watch in the Pacific League in 2021
Japanese baseball is back, which makes this a great time to single out a few players in the Pacific League who fans should keep an eye on this season.
Nov 2, 2020
Japanese police suspect Vietnamese group stole hundreds of pigs
Police suspect involvement of a group of Vietnamese behind the disappearance of hundreds of pigs and chickens, as well as thousands of pears and peaches, from farms this year in eastern Japan.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2020
Ryukyuan dancer and tea master among new Japan cultural envoys
Tea master Sotatsu Ota, 63, is known for his expertise in tea and wagashi, or traditional Japanese sweets, and in the cultural aspects of Kyoto.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2020
Building up rugby team placed ahead of Japanese citizens' rights
Three naturalized Japanese citizens found themselves on the wrong side of a decision that essentially restricts their ability to work as professional rugby players in their adopted homeland.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'